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by Karen M. Skalitzky


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A Recipe for Hope tells the stories of several people who have hit bottom in their lives. People from all walks of life have become homeless. One successful man decided to open a business with a buddy, and with one wrong choice, he was on the fast track to homelessness.

A Recipe for Hope tells the stories of several people who have hit bottom in their lives. They reveal their histories and decisions made along the way which sometimes describe the influences of poor family situations and in some cases poor choices of friends and lifestyles. Another story is of a top executive for the Kraft. While employed, he directed the funds to help feed the hungry and homeless, but he never felt it was enough.

A Recipe For Hope book. These stories are redemptive oral histories that depict struggle and defeat, victory and love. But most of all, these are stories about each and every one of us, because this is not a book for people hoping to change the world-it's a book for people who are hoping to change themselves.

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A Recipe for Hope by Karen Skalitzky . Estimated delivery May 2012.

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Karen Skalitzky (WCAS91), of Chicago, taught withTeach for America and now coaches teachers. She wrote A Recipe for Hope: Stories of Transformation by People Struggling with Homelessness (ACTA Publications, 2006). We’re always on the lookout for fresh alumni insights. If you’d like to submit an essay, visit our web site for guidelines: ww. orthwestern.

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First, the oral histories really "put a face on" the homeless and those who serve them.

A Recipe for Hope: Stories of Transformation by People Struggling with Homelessness, by debut author Karen Skalitzky, dispels the misconceptions around. First, the oral histories really "put a face on" the homeless and those who serve them. Author Karen M. Skalitzky is a teacher with a master's degree in literacy education. com User, December 4, 2006.

A Recipe for Hope: Stories of Transformation by People Struggling with Homelessness, by debut author Karen Skalitzky, dispels the misconceptions around homelessness.

A Recipe for Hope: Stories of Transformation by People Struggling with Homelessness, by debut author Karen Skalitzky, dispels the misconceptions around homelessness. It contains first-person accounts by some of Chicago's most diverse voices. Collected from the men and women of Inspiration Corporation, an organization dedicated to helping the homeless back to self-sufficiency, these true stories challenge modern preconceptions of homelessness and demonstrate how this often "faceless" problem affects everyone, regardless of race, color, creed or economic status.

These riveting portraits include the story of a man who, although raised in an affluent, suburban family, one day found himself destitute and living in shelters, only to make the long journey back to mainstream society through his involvement in theatre and art, as well as the former policewoman who quit her job so that she could follow her dream of serving the poor. These stories are redemptive oral histories that depict struggle and defeat, victory and love. But most of all, these are stories about each and every one of us, because this is not a book for people hoping to change the world--it's a book for people who are hoping to change themselves.

Perfect for churches, schools, libraries, recovery groups, service volunteers, or anyone with an interest in social justice, A Recipe for Hope includes recipes by several of Chicago's finest chefs that are delightful and meant to be shared.


Comments: (4)

Marirne
One truly inspirational stories to read
Kizshura
Reviewed By Shawn Remfrey

This incredible book should be a staple in every American household. Karen Skalitzky is a volunteer at both Inspiration Cafe and Living Room Cafe in Chicago-the cornerstone of Chicago's ten-year plan to end homelessness.

As she began to get to know the patrons, she began interviewing them, beginning with `What does it mean to tell your story?' and ending in wisdom. The book is from those interviews with every-day people who have lost their homes, and sometimes families, to bad decisions. You'll keep thinking: That could happen to me!

You might first think this book is going to be really depressing-stories about drug addicts, alcoholics, and people who just don't care about their lives. Instead you find a treasury of wisdom and knowledge from people that learned things the hard way-or bad circumstance. A few were involved in drugs and/or alcohol, but that wasn't the beginning for them.

People from all walks of life have become homeless. One successful man decided to open a business with a buddy, and with one wrong choice, he was on the fast track to homelessness. Another story is of a top executive for the Kraft. While employed, he directed the funds to help feed the hungry and homeless, but he never felt it was enough. At retirement he found humanity that was missing at the Inspiration Café.

Every interview is a success story-but not on the first try. They have all learned incredible secrets of life that each and everyone needs to know. The most important thing that I learned, is that homelessness can happen to anyone at any time-even me! Though it is difficult to get past the prejudices that we were born with, a homeless person isn't necessarily lazy or drunk or stoned. Often they are just down on their luck and need a hand to get back on their feet.

Ms. Skalitzky wrote this book to share this wealth of knowledge. Those interviewed wanted to share what they've learned in the hopes of helping others not make the same mistakes. For each book that is sold a percentage goes to Inspiration Corporation that encompasses Inspiration Cafe, Living Room Cafe, and Cafe Too.

Armchair Interviews says: This book is insightful, well-constructed, truthful and eye-opening.
Kifer
If you ever passed a homeless person on the street and wondered what his story was, this is the book for you. The author draws back the curtain on several clients of Chicago's Inspiration Corporation, where she is a volunteer. Because the people trust her, they share their stories with startling frankness, which is very moving. It's amazing how filled with hope the people in this book are. After a while, you begin to see patterns, and draw some broader conclusions about homelessness.
Umi
This book shines a light on the great work being done by Inspiration Corporation in Chicago, by letting readers understand homelessness from the inside out. The author treats her subjects with dignity and with great compassion. A truly "inspirational" read.
A Recipe for Hope: Stories of Transformation by People Struggling with Homelessness download epub
Christian Living
Author: Karen M. Skalitzky
ISBN: 0879463252
Category: Christian Books & Bibles
Subcategory: Christian Living
Language: English
Publisher: ACTA Publications (January 1, 2007)
Pages: 256 pages